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Nursing Moms Hold Nurse- In At Target Then Shops At Walmart

December 29, 2011

Nursing moms upset with breastfeeding preferences at Target  stores staged a “nurse-in” Wednesday at locations in Chicago and across the  country.

Local moms say the demonstration is meant to raise awareness  about controversies over nursing in public. This latest outcry, they say, stems  from a recent incident in Texas.

Michelle Hickman, a Houston mother of four, apparently was  nursing in a remote area of a Target store when staffers told her to move into a  fitting room. There were so many employees confronting her, she said, that it  was time to speak up.

“Basically I got harassed by a whole handful of women  Target employees,” she said.

The  “nurse-in” lasted about a half hour at which time they left to shop at Walmart.